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Specific artifacts (images, manuscripts, maps, sound files) with analysis tools help students think like historians about a particular historical event or phenomenon.

  • Cover of the Spanish-American edition of “Spalding's Official Base Ball Guide”

    Baseball: Across a Divided Society

    Song sheets, video clips, images, trading cards, and photographs tell the story of how baseball emerged as the American national pastime. Featured primary source items show Americans from different backgrounds and social experiences embracing the sport.